Jumbo frame Question

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Nov 26 10:40:25 CST 2010

On Fri, 26 Nov 2010, Brandon Kim wrote:

> We keep getting faster switchports, but the MTU is still 1500 MTU! I'm 
> sure someone has done some testing with a 10/100 switch with jumbo 
> frames enables versus a 10/100/1000 switch using regular 1500 MTU and 
> compared the performance.....

1500 MTU made sense when network was 10 megabit/s.

Now that we have gig and 10GE (and soon general availability of 100GE), I 
don't understand why 9000 makes people excited, if we're going to do a 
serious effort towards larger MTU, let's make it 150000 then (100x) or at 
least 64k.

6x size different isn't that much, and it's going to involve a lot of work 
to make it happen, so if we're going to do that work, do it properly.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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